Autopsies conducted on bodies of slain US couple

September 24, 2012 - 6:35 PM

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten (AP) — Autopsies are being performed on the bodies of a South Carolina couple who were found stabbed in their beachfront condominium on St. Maarten.

Solicitor General Taco Stein says initial autopsy results for Michael and Thelma King are expected Tuesday. He says it's not clear if toxicology results will also be required.

Stein said Monday he couldn't give any details about the lone male murder suspect, who is being questioned by detectives. He was arrested before dawn Sunday.

The suspect is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.

Authorities say both Americans appeared to have suffered fatal stab wounds. The woman was found tied to a chair, and the man was lying on the floor, partially over an overturned chair.

Their bodies were found Friday in their condominium on the 16-square-mile Dutch territory.